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 Post subject: Re: Hi-Def NES - a 1080p HDMI mod kit!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:54 pm 


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News from Kevtris:

Well the audio update video has been posted showing off all of the expansion audio capabilities, along with cropping.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNBVzGaworw


Enjoy! (yeah the sunsoft 5B was a lot quieter than it should'a been. that's why there is a gain control!)

Going to work on palettes next and flesh out the rest of the menu next.
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 Post subject: Re: Hi-Def NES - a 1080p HDMI mod kit!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:30 pm 


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so you have to manually select the correct sound chip for each game?


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 Post subject: Re: Hi-Def NES - a 1080p HDMI mod kit!
PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:34 pm 


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Kevtris and I check out the Hi-Def NES on my 19" lcd tv.
We also test the zapper out and talk about what's going on with the project.

http://youtu.be/aZ4i-hHkPBQ
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 Post subject: Re: Hi-Def NES - a 1080p HDMI mod kit!
PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:50 pm 


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This is my first real attempt at putting the pcbs of the Hi-Def NES HDMI kit in to a Nintendo Top Loader.
http://youtu.be/PS8SZirjtoQ
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 Post subject: Re: Hi-Def NES - a 1080p HDMI mod kit!
PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:50 am 


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Kev's best update yet!
From Kev:

Here's the 4th update!

Things added since last time:

* DVI Mode
* Screen is centered
* Pixel masking fixed
* Set the relative audio volumes
* Fixed extraneous pixels
* Hot keys were added
* Overclocking
* Palettes!
* Menu info is now correct
* Fixed the powerpak NSF player

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9gUVcU1N-c

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 Post subject: Re: Hi-Def NES - a 1080p HDMI mod kit!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:24 pm 


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I may have found a good solution to getting the hdmi connector to come out the back of the top loader and av famicom!!!

http://youtu.be/DEDWrQzdsWM
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 Post subject: Re: Hi-Def NES - a 1080p HDMI mod kit!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:01 am 


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Your link to Kevtris' recent update doesn't work.

I was able to find it though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9gUVcU1N-c
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:08 am 


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Sorry, yeah I just copied and pasted his text and didn't check it very well, fixed.
Thanks Ash
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No problem. It's happened to me, a number of times.
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 Post subject: Re: Hi-Def NES - a 1080p HDMI mod kit!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:13 am 



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Any idea about a release date?


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 Post subject: Re: Hi-Def NES - a 1080p HDMI mod kit!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:58 pm 



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I've got an extra Sharp Twin Famicom incoming which I'd like to upgrade to HDMI. The batch of 250 firsts will this be your own consoles only or can we ourselves provide you with consoles?
I have special request for mine other than HDMI.


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 Post subject: Re: Hi-Def NES - a 1080p HDMI mod kit!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:27 pm 


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Release is up to Kevin, but he is closing in fast.
Not sure how we are going to handle the first batch, but I don't think i'll do more than 20-30 consoles on my own before letting ppl send in consoles and start selling DIY kits, that's if we don't need to change anything etc.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:16 pm 



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Can't wait for this mod kit to release!!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:45 am 



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That makes 2 of us. I am definitely in for the first batch.


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 Post subject: Re: Hi-Def NES - a 1080p HDMI mod kit!
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:15 am 


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Latest update vid from Kevin:

Update #5 has been posted. The brightness on the HDMI output is a bit blown out but this is because of the capture card. I didn't spot it until it was rendered and posted. bleh. Every time I capture something it seems to screw it up in a different way.

Anyways, I show a couple games (Duck Maze, Orb 3D, and Micromachines) which apparently gave the nesRGB fits. Also, the flowing palette demo apparently doesn't work either. All four of these are shown.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNkbuQx ... e=youtu.be

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:34 pm 



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Pure sexiness :D :D :D

I'm gonna start killing fluffy little kitties if this isn't released soon...


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 Post subject: Re: Hi-Def NES - a 1080p HDMI mod kit!
PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:39 am 


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Update #6 is now posted.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fwdTdg ... e=youtu.be


Looks like I'm about done on the software side. The things left:

* copynes
* updating via cart
* audio register viewer
* PCB redesign to fit in the toploader under the main PCB
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 Post subject: Re: Hi-Def NES - a 1080p HDMI mod kit!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:12 pm 



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I've been watching your channel RE: this. Very excited for it. Can't wait for kits to be available...if they will be available for DIYers.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:12 pm 



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goombakid wrote:
I've been watching your channel RE: this. Very excited for it. Can't wait for kits to be available...if they will be available for DIYers.


I'll be shocked if DIY kits will be made available in 2015.


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 Post subject: Re: Hi-Def NES - a 1080p HDMI mod kit!
PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 1:03 pm 


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Here's update #7 from Kevtris:
This time I totally redo the board layout, and I took a time lapse video of me doing this. You can watch the board "grow" from nothing to completion!

CopyNES USB was added, a 5V buck regulator on-board, and a form-factor re-do so it will properly fit the toploader.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7IpLnc ... e=youtu.be

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 11:57 pm 


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New vid from Kevtris:

Update #8 is now posted. This time I show how I place the parts and reflow solder it in a modified toaster oven.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7r6zkKvJrU


After a few more minor additions, I think it will be ready for the world.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:32 am 


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Where's my prototype to test?! :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:12 am 


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I've known about this for a while from hanging out on #nesdev. It's very neat, however I don't think I'll buy.

three reasons:
1) Composite is good enough for me usually on the Nintendo
2) I don't have HDMI inputs on my PVM -_-
3) My famicom doesn't have space for the board without removing the eject mechanism.

If kevtris made a flash cart with proper VRC7 and MMC5 mapper support, I'd buy in an instant. But HDMI just isn't a priority to me.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:00 am 


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I would totally buy this!!!
But does this make A/V outputs unusable? This was kinda answered already in page 2, but is there no way to switch or split?
I can't abandon the original grainy look of CRT compatibility.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:49 am 


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I just thought of something. Wouldn’t it be nice if this thing had a 960p mode that could be put inside a 1080p frame, to get square pixels and perfect scanlines without sacrificing too much screen real-estate?

Actually do any of the XRGB's even do this? Seems like a pretty obvious feature that a lot of people would use.


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BazookaBen wrote:
I just thought of something. Wouldn’t it be nice if this thing had a 960p mode that could be put inside a 1080p frame, to get square pixels and perfect scanlines without sacrificing too much screen real-estate?

Actually do any of the XRGB's even do this? Seems like a pretty obvious feature that a lot of people would use.

It would be a logical solution. To simply scale it to fit integerly and leave the rest of the space empty in a 1080p buffer.

Though Square pixels would go against how games were designed to be displayed no? Since the NES uses non square pixels for it's output


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:27 pm 


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For those that didn't see it here is the analogue NT running the hi-def kit scrolling through menu options:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=53&v=CXsZ3LvdfCs
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 Post subject: Re: Hi-Def NES - a 1080p HDMI mod kit!
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So the analogue NT comes with the NESRGB and for an added fee, the NES HDMI. It still uses original NES CPU / PPU.

Why would anyone want this device?? What advantage does it have over a top loader with NESRGB or top loader with NES HDMI installed? I can only see 1 big flaw - much higher cost (starting cost of $500USD before HDMI, controllers, and hookups!)

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 2:02 am 


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leonk wrote:
Why would anyone want this device??


1: Case design
2: Simplicity
3: Famicom and NES cart slot ready
4: Slew of output options
5: Four controller ports

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What advantage does it have over a top loader with NESRGB or top loader with NES HDMI installed?


Warranty.

Although -
1: I think it is 90 days from the delivery date & that is it.
2: The soldering and wiring inside looks very quickly "homemade."

I know one person that bought one, and he was getting some flack on Twitter for it. His response was more or less said he didn't want to buy someone's 30-year-old, used system that had been hacked up for RGB and/or HDMI. <shrug>

The irony is, of course, that the video output of it seems to come as an afterthought. It is still an expansion/hack-in vs a made into PCB-design option.


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 Post subject: Re: Hi-Def NES - a 1080p HDMI mod kit!
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Warranty? Really!? Any modder worth their salt can give you that and more! 90 days for a 500$+ device is a joke.

I'm sure if a person contacts Jason 6 months after a system he did, he'll do what's right. I know I do that for my customers. If you want something new, with warranty, and is 0 hassle, might I suggest a Retron 5? Heck, for this price, you can buy 5+ retron 5 systems!

And the Retron 5 can play SNES, SFC and Genesis games! This system can not.

(personally, I think the retron 5 is nothing but a glorified PC emulator.. but this thing.. wow.. not sure if there's a market for it at all at this cost) I'm not sure what "value" this device brings to the retro gaming community. Nothing close to the same as what Jason (with his YouTube videos), Kevtris or Tim W. do anyways.

That's my $0.02 anyways.


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